Mobilizing social science for the public good.
The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
The Council is a proud sponsor for the 2020 Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science (SICSS), bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science for one to two weeks of intensive study and collaborative research that challenges disciplinary boundaries.
The SSRC welcomes the University of California, Irvine, to the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences, a consortium of higher education partners providing annual financial support to enhance the infrastructure of social science research, catalyze interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration, and support scholars and scholarship
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a two-year, $2,881,000 grant to the Council’s Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program in support of its work addressing underrepresentation in college and university faculties and the academy more broadly
The Program on Religion and the Public Sphere, with the support and partnership of the Fetzer Institute, is now accepting applications for the Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal Fellowship, aiming to bring knowledge of the place of religion and spirituality into scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States (deadline: March 16, 2020)
CFP | Now accepting applications for the 2020 Religion and the Public Sphere Summer Institute for Early-Career Scholars. Advanced graduate students and recent postdocs from any discipline working on the ways in which religion intersects with two critical public issues—social justice movements and environmental crises—are invited to apply.
PRESS RELEASE | Today, before an audience of policymakers, media, academics, and members of the public, the Social Science Research Council announced the launch of MediaWell, the Council’s latest digital initiative that represents an effort to unite the resources of academia to address the impact of disinformation on democracy.